Lastarza of the Organized Crime Unit tells Fancy and Kelly to stop applying pressure on the mob. Sipowicz regains consciousness but has no memory of the shooting. Laura and John become officially separated. "4B" begins to carry a gun while doing laundry in hopes of catching the attacker. Laura decides to join a private law firm. Angelo Marino puts pressure on Janice to kill Kelly. Sipowicz returns to "active" desk duty and Lois turns up and helps to nail Giardella. A father takes a judge hostage, when he feels justice wasn't done for his dead son.moreless
Janice's father comes to visit and warn her about his pending corruption indictment. Sipowicz visits the hotel where Giardella is being held. Kelly and Martinez are assigned a case involving the robbery and brutal murder of a woman. 4B comes to the precinct in search of his gun. Fancy and Sipowicz meet to air their differences. Kelly begins moonlighting as a security guard for a wealthy woman who's married to an abusive husband.moreless
Kelly quits his security job and warns the abusive husband to watch out. A man is arrested for a robbery and double homicide when Det. Walker is convinced he is guilty, though Sipowicz feels differently. Laura quits her job and plans to work at the District Attorney's office, prosecuting narcotics cases. Kelly winds up at the scene of the abusive husband's murder. "4B" asks Kelly to speak with the tenant's readiness group.moreless
James discovers that the super at his brother's building is a dirty cop who is slowly forcing out tenants. Det. Stillwell's pranks become a nuisance for everyone. Laura's new job as an ADA takes a twist as she is assigned a case that involves Giardella.
A fight on a basketball court leaves one of Kelly's friends dead and another in jail for murder. Laura feels she is being used as bait to draw in Giardella. John's friend has trouble dealing with incarceration and makes the whole situation worse. Sipowicz is convinced that a man knows more about his wife's death than he lets on.moreless
Kelly suspects a man of murder but tries to get him to confess to the robbery of four taxi drivers, so the police can later link him to the murder. Sipowicz arrests a topless dancer for prostitution. She offers help in getting the bar owner, who is laundering money for the mob. Laura's partner has questionable ethics and she tries to protect her professional reputation. The squad room gets a new detective's administrative aide, Miss Abandando. Sipowicz goes on a date with the ADA whom he once called a "pissy little bitch."moreless
The detectives investigate the brutal murder of an upper-class family. Lastarza orders Janice to cooperate with the mob though it results in the death of the person whose plates she ran through the computer. Kelly deals with his relationship with Janice as she tries to keep him out of her current situation. Sipowicz takes the statement of a gay writer whose Academy Award was stolen.moreless
Borough Commander Haverill starts to come down on Fancy. Kelly and Sipowicz investigate the kidnapping of a doctor's daughter. A woman claims to have no knowledge of a robbery. Janice is forced to give more information to the mob. Sipowicz plays Santa Claus to underprivileged children. Kelly stops to visit his mother in her rest home. Martinez receives his new badge, making him a detective.moreless
Martinez works his first case, which involves a fake ATM. Fancy and his wife lose custody of their foster child to the birth mother, who has been released from a detox program. As they investigate a mob shooting, Sipowicz and Kelly find evidence linking Marino and Janice. Later, the man who shot Giardella is trapped on a roof with a hostage.moreless
Medavoy leaves his wife and tells Donna about his feelings for her. Donna also has feelings for Medavoy. An academy classmate of Kelly's joins the squad. Sipowicz and Kelly investigate the death of her husband, an ex-cop trying to stop a robbery on her first day at the 15th Precinct. An alcoholic woman lodges complaints against her husband that she doesn't follow up on.moreless
Medavoy and Martinez work a strangulation murder case that appears to be the work of a cross-dresser. Andy has a bad tooth, hates needles, and tries to prevent a dentist from jumping off a building. LaSalle's first case involves a woman who was raped. She teams up with John, Andy, Janice and Janice's hot-headed new partner to find the attacker. Lois tries to reconcile her relationship with Andy.moreless
Andy remains hesitant about starting a relationship with Sylvia. An informant causes trouble for Det. Roberts at the station. Laura asks John to reexamine the alleged murder of an abusive man by his wife. Roy is sent to take a drug test.
Medavoy suffers a stress-related anxiety attack. Sipowicz investigates the robbery of a wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran. Andy rejects a gift from Sylvia. John starts moonlighting as a bodyguard for his wealthy friend's girlfriend.
LaSalle has a chance to move out of the precinct, into a more routine position. A 13-year-old boy is shot. Sipowicz suspects a private investigator of scamming the client who hired him to find the man's daughter.
Mike Roberts asks for Kelly's help in finding work as a bodyguard. A woman is afraid to identify a hit man because of possible retaliation. Laura believes she is being stalked. The detectives are assigned to uniform detail at a parade in Times Square.
Robin is angry when her husband's will seems to stipulate that Det. Kelly should resume his duties as her bodyguard. Sipowicz must clear his son of a drug charge. The detectives check a garbage dump for a female body but find a male instead.
Janice receives a promotion and works with the detectives until she is transferred to the intelligence division. Kelly suspects that his friend is being framed for the murder of his mistress. Lt. Fancy is concerned about his wife's pregnancy, given the complications of her previous pregnancy. Andy falls off the wagon by drinking at a birthday party for Sylvia's father.moreless
Medavoy tells Donna that he caught his wife cheating, so he is moving out. Martinez shoots a belligerent black motorist who draws a gun on Medavoy. Racial hostilities flare up when the gun goes missing. When Licalsi seeks advice about recent events, John introduces her to Father Downey. Sipowicz attends an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.moreless
Kelly gets a high-priced attorney to defend Janice and helps out with her bail. Andy tries to make amends with Sylvia who has been attending Al-Anon meetings. Kelly investigates the murder of a priest. While helping his son shop for a car, Andy comes across a lead in the disappearance case that has frustrated him for years. John and Robin meet for lunch and again later that night.moreless